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Poster: MindBendah Date: Jul 11, 2011 4:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You're Crazy

It is as if you read my mind. Every point you made seems as if it is my own. Being in the strange position of a young deadhead is one to scratch your head at. The music to me has this immense personal feel even though I have never and sadly will never see the original GD in all its glory. My personal musical roots stretch far beyond the dead, but once I found it it was as if I found a piece of myself. That high-lonesome sound with a mix of weirdness just melts my heart and fry's my brain. While I have appreciation for non-dead music, it doesn't get me off the way the dead does; launching me into the stratosphere where I float among billowing clouds of goo.

I used to listen to music, now I grok it.

"Sing me back home with a song I used to hear
Make my old memories come alive
Take me away and turn back the years
Sing Me Back Home before I die"

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Jul 11, 2011 4:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You're Crazy

"once I found it it was as if I found a piece of myself."

Me, too.

That was in the fall of 1970 and I've never looked back. Though I've listened to lots of other music, nothing else ever touched me as deeply or lasted so long.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2011 4:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You're Crazy

I'll go you all one better ... now don't make fun of me :) A therapist a long time ago referred to my having internal "deficits" and I was very upset about this comment; she seemed to be saying I had a missing piece that I would never find. It occurred to me recently that this music was the "missing piece." I guess it's sort of like getting religion (and I don't have any religion ...) and I hope it doesn't sound completely psychotic but the music fills in a piece that was missing in me.
Now if I just had back the money I spent on therapy ...

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Poster: diablosandwich Date: Jul 11, 2011 5:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You're Crazy

I tell my wife, "If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand"

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jul 12, 2011 4:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You're Crazy

"That high-lonesome sound with a mix of weirdness"

Well said!